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Artemi Panarin
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Born 30 October 1991 (1991-10-30) (age 27)
Korkino, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Left wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Columbus Blue Jackets
Vityaz Chekhov
Ak Bars Kazan
SKA Saint Petersburg
Chicago Blackhawks
National team Template:Country data Russia
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2009–present

Artemi Panarin (born Artemi Sergeyevich Panarin on October 30, 1991) is a Russian professional ice hockey left winger who currently plays for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing CareerEdit

KHLEdit

Artemi was not selected in the 2010 NHL Draft and began his professional hockey career in the Kontinental Hockey League with HC Vityaz. Midway through the 2012–13 season, he was traded by Vityaz after producing 18 points in 40 games to SKA Saint Petersburg in exchange for a draft pick on January 31, 2013.

Artemi tallied 26 goals and 62 points in 54 appearances for St. Petersburg during the 2014–15 season. He played a significant role in the team's championship run, registering 20 points in 20 postseason games. He was named to the KHL first all-star team in 2014–15.

NHLEdit

On April 29, 2015, Artemi signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Chicago Blackhawks and scored his first career NHL goal against Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers in the first game for the Blackhawks.

On February 17, 2016, Artemi scored his first career NHL hat trick against the New York Rangers. He appeared in 80 games for the Blackhawks during the 2015–16 season, during which he recorded 30 goals and 47 assists. He led all rookies with 77 points, which also ranked within top ten among all skaters for the season.

Artemi found instant chemistry with teammates Patrick Kane and fellow-Russian Artem Anisimov on the Blackhawks’ second line. Kane (who was the NHL’s MVP and leading scorer in 2015–16) cited him as a major contributor to his success.

On April 15, 2016, Artemi scored his first NHL playoff goal in game two of the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs against the St. Louis Blues. During the playoffs, he had a total of seven points.

Artemi was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy, awarded to the NHL's top rookie, at the 2016 NHL Awards on June 22, 2016. He was also awarded the 2015-16 Kharlamov Trophy, given to the best professional Russian hockey player by the Russian Hall of Fame.

On June 23, 2017, the Blackhawks traded Artemi to the Columbus Blue Jackets along with Tyler Motte and a sixth-round pick in 2017 in exchange for Brandon Saad, Anton Forsberg and a fifth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Vityaz Chekhov KHL 5 0 1 1 2
2009–10 Russkie Vityazi MHL 38 20 24 44 55 3 1 2 3 0
2009–10 Vityaz Chekhov KHL 20 1 8 9 16
2010–11 Russkie Vityazi MHL 13 5 12 17 22
2010–11 Vityaz Chekhov KHL 40 5 16 21 8
2011–12 Vityaz Chekhov KHL 38 12 14 26 49
2011–12 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 12 1 4 5 4 4 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Vityaz Chekhov KHL 40 11 7 18 22
2012–13 SKA Saint Petersburg KHL 3 0 1 1 2 14 2 7 9 0
2013–14 SKA Saint Petersburg KHL 51 20 20 40 30 4 0 0 0 2
2014–15 SKA Saint Petersburg KHL 54 26 36 62 37 20 5 15 20 4
2015–16 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 80 30 47 77 32 7 2 5 7 14
2016–17 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 31 43 74 21 4 0 1 1 0
KHL totals 263 76 107 183 170 42 7 22 29 6
NHL totals 162 61 90 151 53 11 2 6 8 14

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Russia WJC Template:Gold1 7 3 2 5 4
2015 Russia WC Template:Sica 10 5 5 10 4
2016 Russia WC Template:Brca 10 6 9 15 4
2016 Russia WCH 4th 4 1 1 2 4
2017 Russia WC Template:Brca 9 4 13 17 4
Junior totals 73254
Senior totals 3316284416

International PlayEdit

Medal record
Ice hockey
Competitor for Template:Country data Russia
World Championships
Silver 2015 Czech Republic
Bronze 2016 Russia
World Junior Championships
Gold 2011 United States

JuniorEdit

Artemi was part of the Russian men's under 20 team that won a gold medal at the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. Russia was trailing Canada 3-0 in third period of the championship game. With 17:27 left on the clock in the third period Panarin would make it 3-1, igniting a comeback.

With 4:38 left in the game, he would go on to score the game winner, on route to a 5-3 win which is considered the greatest comeback victory in the history of World Junior Championships, trailing 3-0 after two periods in the gold medal game, to win 5-3.

SeniorEdit

Artemi made his senior team debut, when he was included on the roster, in one of the rounds of EuroHockeyTour in the 2013-14 season.

He was selected to the top senior squad for Russia's hockey team in the 2015 IIHF World Championship, earning a silver medal. He recorded up 10 points in 10 games. He also played in the 2016 IIHF World Championship, where Russia earned a bronze medal.

Early in the tournament coach Oleg Znarok formed a highly productive line of Panarin (six goals and nine assists) and his former SKA Saint Petersburg teammates Vadim Shipachyov (six goals and 12 assists) and Evgenii Dadonov (six goals and seven assists). Artemi, Shipachyov, and Dadonov finished as the top three scorers of the tournament.

Artemi represented Russia at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

AccoladesEdit

  • Gagarin Cup Champion (KHL) (2015)
  • Calder Memorial Trophy (2015-16)
  • NHL All Rookie Team (2015-16)
  • Kharlamov Trophy (2016)

Personal LifeEdit

Artemi moved to the United States in August of 2015 after joining the Chicago Blackhawks. He did not speak English at the time and moved in with a Russian-born family who were Chicago residents. The family helped him transition to his new surroundings and culture.

Artemi also has a personal translator who helps him conduct interviews before and after games. His fellow Russian teammates Viktor Tikhonov (who briefly played with the Blackhawks in 2015) and Artem Anisimov also helped him understand English while playing hockey.

Artemi was affectionately nicknamed the "Bread Man" (which is a reference to the Panera Bread restaurant chain) by his teammates and coaches on the Blackhawks.